I think it’s bad to talk about one’s present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.
Today, I’m keeping this post short in honor of Norman Mailer because I think that there is a lot of truth to his words. Talking about writing in general is one thing, but talking about the writing itself another. I have found that when I talk too much about what is happening inside my stories, I am less able to write them. So maybe for today writers, try it out. Make “mum” the word, and maybe extend the silence to the end of the month.